Thursday, June 26, 2008

Advice Needed on Simple Birthday Card

I'd like to make a simple birthday card for a cousin who is just starting to stamp. She recently purchased the SU Embrace Life stamp set and a full set of markers. She doesn't have much colored cardstock so my thought was to make a card with a white background.



I apologize for the coordinating background but it just faded into the white background when I used that. I can retake the photo with a black background if that will help.

It is difficult to see but I used a Regal Rose Marker to edge all around the card as well as sponging around the main image. It's been so long since I've done a simple card that I'm having trouble deciding if I'm done or if it needs something else.

What is everyone's opinion? Thank you in advance for your ideas!

5 comments:

Heather the Mooselover said...

I like it and I think it is a good example for a newbie. Less embellishment is good here so she can focus on the basics.

Does she have a corner rounder? If she doesn't she might wonder how you rounded the corners.

Leslie Hanna said...

I applaud the use of a white card base. My customers have begged me for a White Card Base Class, but I find it challenging myself! ;-)

Now back to you... I, of course, would tie a ribbon around the seam between the pink and the white. With white grosgrain, she can make it any color she wants, since she has all the markers.

cindy said...

I think the card is great. I too would add a ribbon, because I am an embellishment addict.

Paula said...

Leave it like it is.....

Elizabeth said...

I like it as it is. Sponging always adds depth and emphasis to a card and often provides enough embellishment all by itself.

Any additional embellishment really needs to be kept minimal. My preference would be to go for a row of 3 teeny round brads (or similar - maybe some little diamante or plain stick-ons) in a corner of one of the white layers.